Beverly: Kerouac’s “On the Road,” Daytime Book Discussion Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Fogg room, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. New members always welcome; no registration needed. Handicapped accessible. Discussion titles are available at our checkout desk. Contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats (CD or download): 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marblehead: National Teddy Bear Picnic Day, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Children and their teddies will get together for snacks, stories, activities. Bring teddy bear and blanket. Registration required at 781-631-1481 or www.abbotlibrary.org.
Wenham: Wenham Museum’s Memory Café, 2 to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Free admission for participants. Visit with miniaturist Ed Parent of Hamilton as he shares his collection of Civil War model ships and the stories behind each one with other memory loss caregivers and their loved ones. 978-468-2377, email@example.com. Admission: Adults $10, children (1+) $6, senior rate $8 on Wednesdays.
Hamilton: Blue Star Planetarium, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” is a cutting-edge production inside the Blue Star Planetarium, and features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, including the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Learn about gravity and about galaxies. Audience size is limited to dome capacity. To attend, register at the library’s reference desk or call 978-468-5577. Meet in the gym next door to the library. www.hwlibrary.org.
Marblehead: Teen Literature Book Group for Adults, 4 to 5 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. To discuss “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer, about a gifted mechanic and cyborg, who must stop a deadly plague. New members always welcome. Information at 781-631-1481 or www.abbotlibrary.org.